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NHL Playoffs Game 5: Rangers vs Devils Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 27)

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  • New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils locked at 2-2
  • Devils once again have home advantage as they look to push into a 3-2 series lead

The stakes will be big in New Jersey on Thursday evening, as game five of the series between the Rangers and Devils is staged. Both sides have won two games so far in this opening round series, and it will be intriguing to see which way the pendulum swings in game five.


How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Prudential Center, New Jersey
  • How To Watch: NHL TV

Odds

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A fascinating opening round series in the playoffs continues on Thursday, as an interesting game five will see the match-up between the Devils and Rangers move back to New Jersey. The Devils may have felt they were heading out of the playoffs after losing games one and two at the Prudential Center, but they have fought back excellently.

New Jersey landed victories at Madison Square Garden in both games three and four to ensure that the advantage remains with them. They leveled the series in game four, as they scored twice in the final period to seal a 3-1 win against the Rangers. Jack Hughes, Ondrej Palat, and Jonas Siegenthaler netted the goals.

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The New York Rangers appear to be in free fall as we come into game five, as they have surrendered the advantage with defeats in each of their previous two home games. The defeat in game three could prove crucial, as they were beaten in overtime by the Devils. But, they will likely remain confident after winning on both of their two visits to Prudential Center in the opening round.

However, the Rangers will need to pick themselves up from two difficult defeats in games three and four. The pressure will certainly be on the visitors, as a defeat could see them move within one further loss from exiting the playoffs at the first hurdle.


Picks

The advantage is firmly with the Devils in this opening round series, as they will have two home games in the final three. We expect them to record victory on Thursday, and it will put them within touching distance of the next round.

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Alex Dudley
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